The Wood Whisperer: Not Just for the New


Seasoned professionals also benefit from Woodworkers Safety Week 2009.
By Marc Spagnuolo
Pages: 68-69

From the June 2009 issue #176
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Did you know that May 4th, 2009 marks the second annual Woodworker’s Safety Week? It began last year in an effort to raise awareness of woodshop safety. And with the accelerated growth of the Internet woodworking community, it is vital that we provide a solid foundation for all the new woodworkers just coming onto the scene.

The entire Internet woodworking community came together in an unprecedented way to make Safety Week 2008 a huge success, but perhaps the best part of all was the content itself. Gone were the days of boring recitation of safety guidelines from a manual. Instead we shared experiences, tales of nearmisses and accidents that truly made the message poignant and effective.

Regardless of your experience level, it never hurts to review the basics. In fact, I believe there are a number of standard safety items and practices that not only help keep you safer in the shop, but also could very well improve the quality of your work.

Online Extra

To view a video of Marc Spagnuolo using his favorite pushsticks and featherboards, click here.


From the June 2009 issue #176
Buy this issue now